Robert "Bob" Francis Walston Jr., 77, of Edgewater and a life-long resident of the Annapolis area, died December 26 in Bel Air after a six month illness with multiple myeloma. He was born April 7, 1936 in Annapolis, and was a graduate of Annapolis Senior High School. Bob was a 21 year veteran with the Annapolis City Police Department. After retiring from the police department, he worked as a security guard at Anne Arundel General Hospital for 15 years. He was also a volunteer fireman with Firehouse #36 in Eastport, Rescue Hose Co. #38, Hat #8 His memberships included the Fraternal Order of Police, in addition to playing with several area baseball and softball clubs, and leagues. Bob was a sports fan, especially of the Baltimore Orioles, Baltimore Ravens and Baltimore/Indianapolis Colts. He enjoyed going to yard and garage sales, and having coffee with friends at the Friendly's in Edgewater. Married in 1958, he was preceded in death by his wife, Nellie (Lane) Walston on May 22, 2007. He was also predeceased by his son, Robert F. Walston III. Bob is survived by his daughter, Merri Walston Tambourine (and husband Dave) of Bel Air; son, Glenn R. Walston (and wife Natalie) of Pennsylvania; grandchildren, David and Brent Tambourine, Scott and Dale Walston; and great-granddaughter, Evelyn Tambourine. There will be a visitation from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday, January 3, at Taylor Funeral Home, 147 Duke of Gloucester St., Annapolis. A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, January 4, at the Taylor Funeral Home Chapel. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the FOP Annapolis Lodge 1, P.O. Box 1903, Annapolis, MD 21404. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.johnmtaylorfuneralhome.com
The Guest Book is expired.
Published in The Capital on Dec. 29, 2013